Friday 14 June 2019

ZZ Top is, of course, the Houston, Texas-based band of vocalist and guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard (ironically the only mostly un-bearded member!). Although founded in 1969 (which means they will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2019!), the band got their breakthrough in The Netherlands with their 1983 album Eliminator, and hits such as Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man, and Legs – as well as their amazing music videos. The band was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Lead singer Gibbons has been called ‘one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom’ by critics; he was present at the very first edition of Holland International Blues Festival in Grolloo as a member of Super Sonic Blues Machine. In 2016, ZZ Top released their latest (live) album Tonite At Midnight: Live Greatest Hits From Around The World.